Best western TV mistakes of all time

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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, a cowboy sitting atop the balcony above Big Brad's Bar gets up and approaches the balcony's edge twice.

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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Red Gap - S2-E17

Factual error: An egotistical, prissy and dishonest lawyer like Mr. Fletcher wouldn't make the mistake of allowing his name to be misspelled on his office door. It reads "Winfred Fletcher." His first name, as it's pronounced throughout the episode, is "Winford."

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Deliberate mistake: Robert Brown wears a gold turtleneck sweater with his leather outfit throughout the series. Though it's more than 100 years beyond the show's 19th Century setting, he and the producers decided that he looked good in it, so allowed the anachronism to stand.

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Song in the Dark - S4-E16

Revealing mistake: When Mary enters her husband's secret room she lights up the room using a paraffin-oil lamp, but the room lights up before her match has reached the lamp.

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Deadeye Dick - S5-E9

Character mistake: Bob's father's name is Harry Foley according to Granger and the end credits. But James Drury apparently forgot this in one scene, where the Virginian addresses Harry as "Tom."

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Custer - S2-E3

Factual error: In the opening scene Marshal Dillon walks in Boot Hill cemetery. Dates on grave markers include 1883 and 1882. At the end of the episode Marshal Dillon and Chester discuss an Army deserter who had just been acquitted of a murder that Marshal Dillon was sure he had committed. The army deserter is being sent back to his unit to fight the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians under Gen. Custer. The viewer knows the army deserter will soon die in the Battle of Little Big Horn on June 25, 1876 - seven years before the date on one of the grave markers.

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There's No Place Like Home (2) - S5-E6

Other mistake: At the very end, Mr. Hanson is seen walking toward the church. Because of his stroke, he's slow and unsteady. We see several close-ups of his feet, showing how he's struggling. Two of those shots are the same footage. It's obvious, because you see that he drags his foot over a small stick in the road and stumbles - and in both shots, it is *exactly* the same.

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A Time to Laugh, a Time to Cry - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Manolito rushes into Don Sebastian's study, passing two large, open doors. When the shot cuts, he passes the same doors again.

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Three Bells to Perdido - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Paladin talks to the ranchers, two equipment shadows are moving on the wall at the upper left of the screen.

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Saving Souls - S2-E5

Audio problem: At the end of the episode during the Old Time Religion song, we see a few people mouthing the words to the song but their lips are not really in synch, same with their clapping.

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Bleeding Kansas - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: Ruth is seen in a flashback. The young Ruth has a mole on the left side of her face, as does the adult Ruth. But in one shot, when she is slapped by her father, the mole appears on the right side.

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Harvest - S3-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When Dawn Linder pulls up in her car with her daughter Cassie, several crew members are reflected in the side of the car as Walt and Vic approach it.

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Pilot (2 hrs) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Brisco is being hanged by the Mexicans and his hands are tied. When one of the bad guys shoots the rope and Brisco escapes, his hands are untied.

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Old Scores - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Shaddock is shot in the arm you can see that the wound moves from near his elbow to his shoulder.

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The Vanishing Breed - S7-E9

Continuity mistake: When the Indian agent is killed, a very 20th Century rubber-tread shoe print is visible in the dirt beside him. When Cheyenne arrives and finds the body, though, the footprint has disappeared.

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Caesar's Wife - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Audra takes lemonade to Will inside the place where he's working as a forger, the pitcher has a liquid which is the true color of lemonade and there's not much left in the pitcher...less than 1/4 of what it could hold. When she comes out of the building, it has the color of iced tea and there's almost half a pitcher of it, which is way more than there should be.

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The Shattered Idol - S4-E10

Revealing mistake: Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) spends a night in North Fork while the wheel of a stagecoach he is riding in is being repaired. Clemens is fishing at a lake and Mark McCain says, "You've caught a fish " Clemens tells the boy to reel in the fish. The boy jerks the rod and pulls the fish out of the water. The fish is obviously a fake which a stagehand had attached to the hook. The fish is motionless and is not even wet.

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The Mark Miner Story - S5-E8

Factual error: At an 1868 church service, Mark sings "How Great Thou Art." While the tune of this hymn is 19th Century, the English lyrics he's singing weren't composed until the 1920s.

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In Harm's Way: Part 2 - S8-E1

Character mistake: Trivette hands the man in yellow a bullet recovered from the plane Walker and Alex were traveling on, which was shot down by an assassin flying a P-51 Mustang. This man, and later Trivette, mistakenly refer to the round as a "50mm," when in reality, Mustangs were equipped with M2 Browning .50 Caliber (12.7 mm) machine guns.

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The Perilous Journey - S2-E13

Factual error: At the end, Daniel Boone is met by the Marquis de Lafayette, played by an actor in his 60s. When he arrived in the American Colonies to aid the revolution, Lafayette was 19 years old.

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The Town That Wasn't There - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: John Astin, playing a homely sheep farmer, wears a large fake nose throughout the episode. But in the saloon meeting scene, where Beau introduces him to the townsfolk, the nose is conspicuously missing.

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The Dawson Marker - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Cash joins Sarah in the carriage, she's holding her suitcase and a kerchief in her lap. She removes the cloth and lets him take the bag. But when the shot cuts to a wider angle, she does this again and he takes the bag from her a second time.

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Crime in Time - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: A watchmaker is riding in a horse-drawn buggy. The close-ups were obviously filmed on a studio set because the same shadows of tree branches pass across his body several times in quick succession.

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Blood Brother - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Caine leaps onto a table that has a pitcher on it, which disappears and turns into a small wooden keg that he kicks into the face of the thug fighting him.

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The Kid from Silver City - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: Roy is visited by a deputy marshal who is looking for the son of a local storekeeper. When the two men leave to visit the storekeeper, Roy leaves his hat on the kitchen table, but when he enters the store the hat is on his head.

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Carpetbagging, Anyone? - S2-E28

Visible crew/equipment: In the opening sequence, when troopers Stanley and Livingstone are heading towards the Captain's office, shadows of a production light and a boom mike and operator are seen on the ground.

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Continuity mistake: When the Man in Black wakes up with a noose around his neck, there are only 4 distinct loops in the hangman's knot. A few seconds later, he cuts the rope and collapses to the ground, and there are now 6 distinct loops in the hangman's knot.

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The Elusive Baguette - S2-E34

Visible crew/equipment: When Bat arrives at the hotel to escort Lucy, the shadow of the microphone and part of the boom rigging are visible on the wall above the door.

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